Thompson, Gordon V., Sheet music, 1916

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Description: 
Title: "When Your Boy Comes Back to You" Time Signature: 2/4, 4/4 Key: Ab Notations: Moderato, not too fast
Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Thompson, Gordon V.
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1916
Place: Toronto
Publisher: 
Thompson Publishing co.
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
WWI, 58
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Verse 1: Keep the lamp of hope still brightly burning, Till your boy comes back to you; And although your heart may oft be yearning For one whose love is true, Bear in mind the day he’ll be returning; So then, cheer up! Don’t be blue! Ev’ry day you’re far apart you grow dearer to his heart, Till your boy comes back to you!
Chorus: When you boy comes back to you, You will keep your promise true; You will watch, you will wait by the old garden gate, Till the regiment appears in view When your boy comes back to you And the bands are playing too, Won’t your heart be beating fast, Just to welcome him at last? When your boy comes back to you!
Verse 2: Don’t forget to heed this word of warning, It will mean so much to you; Though its dark tonight the sun at morning Will shine with brighter hue On the boys with glory all adorning; You will share that glory too! Wear a bright and sunny smile, tho’ you wait a long long while, Till you boy comes back to you!
Verse 2: Say are we downhearted! No! our answer take, We are fill’d with hope and courage for our country’s sake, When we hear the Cavalry, and Mounted Rifles click, And we hear them singing, “We’re down hearted not a bit”, Verse 2: There has much been told since Canada’s birth, Of the things achieved that have proved of worth, And the King has heard and proudly smiled, Saying, “Canada is Britain’s’ child,” We’ll go then to battle with a warrior’s zest, ‘Tis but our duty to do our best.